Leaves on this Family Tree

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Elizabeth Grace

Miss Elizabeth Grace has made her first appearance on film. She should make her actual appearance somewhere between June 12 and June 17, 2012. (Dr. says the 17th, ultrasound operator says June 12 . . . so Great Aunt Paula will need to make that week off on her calendar.

I read the post about her Mommas ultrasound this morning when I checked out Facebook. Poor kid, she got her pictures taken at 8:00 a.m. this morning. Hope she had a good night's rest to prep for it.

Her Momma called me and told me all the good news about 11:00 a.m. She and my nephew had made all of the prerequisite parent calls and then the aunts and uncles. I was so happy I got this call.

Then, about noon, my nephew called and was surprised his wife had called. I think he wanted to break the news. I told him he was SO LUCKY to have a little girl coming because girls are always close to their daddy's. He has no idea what he has gotten himself into, but he is in for the ride of his life with a little girl.

As soon as I hung up with him, I started on my 1st official "Elizabeth Grace" gift. Here are pix of how far I have gotten since noon-ish.
This is the base of the cocoon.
Its diameter is almost the depth of my laptop.

The sides will have a band of 6 hearts.
I need to make the hearts about 3 rows taller
and then I will work on the body and finish with the lobes.

I really like the looks of this. Perhaps, I should have used dark for the bag and  light for the hearts so the dark "carried yarn" didn't show through. But, I do like the looks of the dark coming out of the light yarn.

I'm using an H hook and Pound of Love yarn in light Pastel Pink and darker Bubblegum. When I finish this cocoon, I will have enough yarn left to make a matching hat . . . now, how much fun it that? Get this little bugger in pink when the getting is good. If she takes after here Momma, paternal Aunt Lauren of myself, you won't see her in it once she starts making her own clothing choices.


  1. Congratulations! I'm a great aunt 9 times and one is being born today for #10 and #11 is due in a week or two. Damn we're getting old. lol xoxo

  2. Please let us see this finished. And could you explain exactly what a cocoon is - it's adorable.


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